Did you explain how badly it affects for example if it affects your sleep, eating habits, motivation and how it affects day to day life? For example loosing interest in every day activities. You could also consider seeing another doctor and asking him for help.
My doctor doesn't take my mental health seriously. Watch
- 08-07-2014 20:24
- 09-07-2014 21:36
You may have days where you feel okay but when you go to your GP explain how your worst days are and hopefully they will realise that you don't just feel down in the dumps.
Explain how it affects studying and life in general.
(Original post by Anonymous)
- 10-07-2014 11:19
Because I am. Just because you receive treatment doesn't mean you'll be better.
How long and how frequently did you have both CBT and counselling? And meds- which ones and dose??
See the thing is, under NICE guidelines (one of many resources out there) you really are treatment resistant in the pathways, if everything you say is true. Most people in this category are admitted to hospital or given courses of ECT at that stage.
So, is it really as bad as you say it is? Or are you just pissed at the doc? Has he ever explored the possibility of other mental health diagnoses such as personality disorders?
(PS I'm not trying to be rude, just putting it straight. BTW I have longstanding but stable mental health concerns and am in the medical field so I'm not just some random troll)
- 10-07-2014 11:31
But surely if the university want more than a low mood to get extra support and DSA then you have a big point to make, because they can't give you a diagnosis willy billy to satisfy the patient otherwise people will abuse it and claim that they have depression but in reality they are lazy and don't wanna do work. But if you have genuine mental health concern then please take it forward.